ANGA COM 2015: Metrological announces RDK App Emulator

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 10 June 2015

TV application solutions company Metrological has announced its RDK App Emulator, developed in cooperation with RDK Management.

The emulator can be used to create and test apps to run on top of the RDK. So far, Metrological has tested and certified more than 250 applications as ready for deployment on RDK-based devices.

"It has been extremely valuable to affirm that apps are running smoothly on the RDK set-top box software stack without needing modifications or adjustments," said Albert Dahan, co-founder and CTO of Metrological. "We are very pleased to offer this testing tool to the video development community. Open technologies like the RDK, are changing the pace of innovation, opening up development of video services to any developer at Web deployment speed."

"Euronews is the most-watched news channel in Europe, and is a full multimedia platform for viewers on the move," said Walid Chamak, head of digital partnerships at Euronews, which is using the emulator. "RDK represents the future for new TV services and an important platform in reaching our viewers around the world. The Metrological RDK App Emulator makes it easy to for us to test and tailor apps to run on RDK devices."

Metrological combined its application framework with the RDK to create Metrological's RDK App Emulator. Developers can also use the SDK to develop and publish apps to the Metrological app store, a distribution platform that enables operators to launch a device independent and operator branded TV app store for set-top boxes (STBs) and other connected devices.